It doesn’t take much to be a superhero and on Wednesday February 22nd, the Atlanta Hawks proved that. Giving back isn’t something that only superheros can do, anyone can giving back but helping thy neighbor. The Atlanta Hawks aren’t just true to Atlanta on the court, their true to the city as a whole.
Last night, On February 21st the Atlanta Hawks hosted a special showing the film “Black Panther” to more than 150 youth and chaperones at Regal Atlantic Station Stadium as part the team’s Black History Month celebration. Hawks players, including Mike Muscala, Andrew White III and Isaiah Taylor addressed the youth and engage in a Q&A session prior to watching the film.
“We are beyond excited to accept the Black Panther Challenge and provide an opportunity for local teens to watch this film and learn ways they can be heroes in their own right,” said Andrea Carter, senior director corporate social responsibility, Atlanta Hawks. “We are determined to impress upon them that they can make a positive difference regardless their circumstances and we are proud to use our NBA platform to inspire our young people.”
Attendees include young people who have been touched by the juvenile justice system, members the BlazeSports Jr. Hawks wheelchair basketball team and youth from local parks and recreation centers in underserved communities. Upon their arrival, the youth received a VIP welcome, complete with a red carpet photo shoot. Following the event, Terrell Thomas caught up with some the youth who saw the film to get their opinion on the film, talk the importance the film and find out what super power they would use if they were the Black Panther.
The Atlanta Hawks are back in action on Friday night against the Indiana Pacers and are back home at Philips Arena on Monday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. Watch the recap video above. The video was shot and edited by Danny Digital.